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More Than Skin Deep: A Medical Analysis

By Dillon Lim - Medicine Student @ Brasenose College, Oxford


The skin is composed of three major layers: the epidermis, a layered epithelium, followed by the dermis and hypodermis, layers of denser and looser connective tissue. These different tissues give different layers of the skin their properties and are adapted for their functions in protection, thermoregulation, and as a sensory organ.

The epidermis itself c